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The Best Progressive Rock (and Metal) of 2012
4 Dec 2012 // 5:20 PM
The albums you see below are a testament to the chameleonic nature of prog: Coldplay-esque stadium ballads, sludge metal, sample-heavy concept records, and classic-style prog all stand side by side.
The Best Metal of 2011
25 Dec 2011 // 4:00 PM
PopMatters’ staff of metal experts present their top picks from a year that offered a standout work of Christian “progressive death metalcore”, a philosophical treatise on “Transcendent Black Metal”, and one amazing debut.
The Best Metal Albums of 2009
10 Dec 2009 // 4:00 PM
It seems every year I say it, but this year it's truer than ever: this was one hell of a year for metal. If you think the Mastodon record is good (which it is) just wait 'til you hear this list’s top three.
Between the Buried and Me: The Parallax II: Future Sequence
16 Oct 2012 // 6:05 PM
There's a great album buried somewhere in the overloaded 72 minutes of The Parallax II.
Between the Buried and Me: The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
20 Apr 2011 // 5:00 PM
Not surprisingly, Between the Buried and Me's new EP is longer than some full-length albums.
Thomas Giles - "Sleep Shake" Video (PopMatters Premiere)
25 Jan 2011 // 11:16 PM
Tommy Rogers is out to blow perceptions away, though, with his new solo album Pulse, issued under his given first and middle name of Thomas Giles.